Doctor Oz brought a mother, Lori, and teenage daughter, Brice, onto his show. Brice weighs 357 pounds and says that it is very difficult for her because she feels like she has to be 10 times nicer and prettier to compensate for her weight. Brice has tried her best and is an active cheerleader, gospel choir singer and karate girl. Dr. Oz brought Kerri Boutelle from the University of California San Diego on his show to help Lori and Brice.
Truth Tube for Lori, Brice’s Mother:
– Weight: 258 pounds
– BMI: 44 (over 40 is morbidly obese, which means dangerously fat)
– Blood Pressure: 156/90
Truth Tube for Teenage Girl Brice:
– Weight: 356 pounds
– BMI: 58
– HDL: 42 (HDL is the healthy cholesterol that protects us and cleans our arteries… this is the lowest number Dr. Oz has ever seen in a teenage girl)
Dr. Kerri Boutelle’s List of 5 Big Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Teens:
1. Talk Health – lecturing teens on health issues for their future like diabetes
2. Guilt Teen
3. Pay Offs – this can only work if you are willing to pay your child for the rest of her life
4. Police Food – by watching everyone your teen eats, you will make her feel embarrassed and sad. Instead, find a teachable moment, when everyone is calm. Teachable moments are the best time to bring up these issues.
Dr. Oz also brought two teens on his show to help inspire Brice. Maya is a 15 year old girl who lost 30 pounds through danging and by modifying her diet with the support of her mom. Angelica, another teenage girl, lost 68 pounds through some fabulous food substitution tips. For example, try replacing soda with seltzer water (I like to squeeze in a lemon or lime… delicious!). You can also replace ice cream with Fudgesicles. Visit RecipesForDiets.com for more diet recipes!